Boston Lodge Halt railway station

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Boston Lodge Halt
BostonLodgeOldLocomotiveShed.JPG
Taliesin shunting train into the old locomotive shed at Boston Lodge, 2003
Location
Place Near Porthmadog
Area Gwynedd
Coordinates 52°55′15″N 4°06′17″W / 52.92086°N 4.10469°W / 52.92086; -4.10469Coordinates: 52°55′15″N 4°06′17″W / 52.92086°N 4.10469°W / 52.92086; -4.10469
Grid reference SH584378
Operations
Managed by Ffestiniog Railway
Owned by Festiniog Railway Company
Platforms 1
History
Key dates Opened 1865
July 1928 Opened
15 September 1939 Closed
23 July 1955 Re-opened
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Boston Lodge Halt in North Wales is an unstaffed halt on the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway, which was built in 1836 to carry dressed slate from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog for export by sea.

History[edit]

This halt opened in July 1928 and is situated behind the picture in the side panel, accessed from a steep road off from the A487 road at the start of a footpath leading to Portmeirion. It is at a height of 25 ft (7.6 m) and a distance of just over 1 mile (1.6 km) from Porthmadog. The halt closed on 15 September 1939 and reopened on 23 July 1955. For that short 1955 season of the re-opening of the Festiniog Railway, Boston Lodge Halt was the temporary terminus.

Its main use is chiefly by visitors and staff to the adjacent Boston Lodge Works of the Festiniog Railway Company and by a few walkers. Trains call at this halt only on request and intending passengers are advised to check with train guard before embarking on their journey.

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Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Porthmadog   Ffestiniog Railway   Minffordd